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The Aurora test version of Firefox won't load browser plug-ins, such as Silverlight and QuickTime, unless the user grants permission. Flash is the exception.
A cool new experiment uses HTML5 to turn any Web site into a 3D labyrinth and any smartphone running Chrome into a game controller.
Paul Cotton leads Microsoft's involvement in the important and often fractious world of Web standards, amid debates that underpin how you live your life online.
SPDY, short for "speedy," is a faster and more secure successor to HTTP that Google, Facebook and Twitter have adopted.
Not wanting Google's SPDY to hog the spotlight, Microsoft offers its own HTTP Speed+Mobility technology to make the Web faster. Expect more details this week at an IETF meeting.
Reaching a standardization milestone called "last call," the World Wide Web Consortium formally is seeking comment on a major overhaul of the Web standard.
After three weeks, CNET News' Stephen Shankland concludes IE is competitive if not perfect. Microsoft has truly returned to the browser market.
A meeting this month could put the finishing touches on a new version of WebSocket, a technology for high-speed communications between browsers and servers.
Browser makers are excited about a new technology called Web Sockets, but some are scrambling after an early version raised a security problem.